Rolex and James Bond have equally strong, hardcore fan following. Well there is good news for them. An actual Rolex chronograph worn by the famed secret agent in one of the movies, is being offered for sale in Miami. The watch in question is really exclusive because there are a lot of aspects about the watch that is rare. First of all it is not one of the popular model which has featured in several of the Bond movies. Second, it was worn by one of the less popular Bond, George Lazenby, who starred in only one Bond movie.
The watch is not just a rarity but a beauty as well. It is a stainless steel pre-Daytona chronograph ref # 6238. The Rolex was worn by George Lazenby in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The Rolex was originally purchased by Bond filmmakers EON productions on October 23, 1968, and was later sold off among other props from the film.
The watch has changed hands sometimes and had last surfaced at Christie’s Film and Entertainment sale in London in 2003, where it went for $40,000. It was recently acquired by Miami’s Matthew Bain Inc. The pre sales estimates by the experts suggests that it could easily fetch $250,000 or more in today’s market.